In what might be the most controversial track on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, the full version of the Andre 3000 and Beyoncé remake of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” has officially made its debut on the internet.
When the pop diva and Outkast member originally announced that they would be remaking the song for the soundtrack, Winehouse’s dad thought that they would put a spin on the song that would make it enjoyable, yet pay homage to the late singer, just like many of the fans.
When the 90-second snippet of the song was released online, the fans and Winehouse’s father did not take to kindly to the song and even now the audience is a little apprehensive about the song.
Listen to the full track below and tell us what you think of it? Decent or dreadful?
Side note: try to also ignore all the East Village radio promotions every three seconds and random spoken parts that don’t belong (someone failed to learn how to edit their promos onto audio tracks).
Sources have now confirmed that Beyoncé and André 3000 will indeed be covering Amy Winehouse’s hit song, “Back to Black” for The Great Gatsby soundtrack.
For those that don’t remember, Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z will be producing the soundtrack for the film which will be released through Interscope Records. According to a record company source, “it’s a very different take on ‘Back to Black.”
This joint force between the two music powerhouses will be their second time working together, musically. Their first time working together was for Beyoncé’s 2011 single, “Party.”
The Great Gatsby is a remake of the hit F. Scott Fitzgerald book by the same name which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire and is directed by Rome0 + Juliet director, Baz Luhrman. The film was originally supposed to hit theaters just in time for Christmas, but due to some issues, the film had been pushed back until May 10.
Until May rolls around, you can see the trailer for the film right here.